December Roundup: What we did last month

We have been very quiet on the blog this December, clearly been having too much fun. December was quite a busy month for us, it was also our first month of being “homeless” although our family and friends have taken great care of us. Here’s what we got up to: Sunset drinks and snacks on…

A summers day at Villa Augusta, Riebeek Kasteel

Riebeek Kasteel is a small town 87km from Cape Town, known for its wine, wheat and olives. Many artists have moved to this quaint town, attracted by the picturesque surroundings. Take a stroll around the town centre (a quick 5 minute walk from Villa Augusta), pop into some of the galleries, craft and gift shops, have a G&T at the Royal Hotel or a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. There are also some great wine farms in the area, so be sure to check those out too!

November roundup: What we did last month

November! What a month! Packing up our apartment, getting everything sorted for our move, whilst still trying to have some fun and do work in between. We have also finally booked our flights and are leaving for Australia at the beginning of February. So this gives us December and January free to explore and spend…

October roundup: What we did last month

This year has flown by! Being our last few months in Cape Town, we have really tried to make the most of our time left here and get out and explore our beautiful country whenever possible. So we have decided to do a monthly roundup of all the little things we have gotten up to…

Sneak away to Kogelberg Nature Reserve

Considered to be the most beautiful of Cape Nature’s reserves, Kogelberg has a diverse variety of mountain Fynbos and is a world-renowned World Heritage Site. And we can now completely agree with this statement! We got to experience some of the most beautiful Fynbos, visiting during Spring definitely added to the experience as everywhere you looked, the flowers were in full bloom.

What should you pack for a day hike?

When we go hiking on the mountain in Cape Town, we always pack a day pack with a few essential items. We have come up with this list along the years so that we are now prepared for almost anything  🙂 Water/hydration – this is probably the most important thing to pack, especially in hot…

A magical evening at The Cape Town Magic Club

Looking for something fun to do on Monday night? Then you need to book tickets for the magic show at The Cape Town Magic Club. This season of shows runs until 03 October on Monday nights only with two seatings – 7pm & 9pm. The 50 seater theatre is located in the basement of the Cape Town…

Some of our favourite things to do In Cape Town

Cape Town is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with views of the mountain from practically everywhere in the city, to the beautiful beaches (7 of which are Blue Flag beaches), the Winelands which are only a short drive from the city centre, picturesque walks and hikes on the mountains and…

Our visit to the elegant yet rustic Hawksmoor House

A quick 25 minutes drive from Cape Town, Hawksmoor House is the perfect couples retreat. We checked in here on a Thursday afternoon for a night of relaxation, peace and quiet and that’s exactly what we got. Hawksmoor House is part of the Lion Roars hotel group and is located on a magnificent wine farm near Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands.

Beautiful hikes in Cape Town

We love exploring the great outdoors and one of our favourite things to do on the weekend is to go out for a hike. Each weekend we try to tackle a new hike, as there are so many beautiful one’s in and around Cape Town. Below are a few of our favourites that we would suggest.

Dinner at The Shortmarket Club

We are always looking for new restaurants to try, so when we heard that the much anticipated Shortmarket Club had finally opened their doors, we immediately booked for dinner. The restaurant is in Shortmarket street (hence the name) right next to House of Machines and Outrage of Modesty (which are both great spots to go for…